Specific Info on Decadron Interactions
Decadron can cause high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) in some people. Your healthcare provider will have you monitor your blood sugar levels more closely while you take Decadron and may need to increase the dose of your diabetes medications.
Decadron may decrease the levels of dronedarone in your blood, potentially making it less effective. These medications should generally not be used together. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction.
Some people take Decadron to suppress the body's immune response. Echinacea may stimulate the immune system, which could make Decadron less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider about taking echinacea if you are currently taking Decadron.
Estrogens may increase the levels of Decadron in your blood, which could increase your risk for Decadron side effects. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you take Decadron with an estrogen medication. You may need a lower Decadron dose.
Decadron may decrease the levels of everolimus in your blood, potentially making it less effective. These medications should not be used together if at all possible. If your healthcare provider recommends you take everolimus with Decadron, he or she may choose to increase your everolimus dose.
Decadron may decrease the levels of exemestane in your blood, potentially making it less effective. If you take these medications together, your healthcare provider may choose to give you a higher exemestane dose.
Taking Decadron with a fluoroquinolone antibiotic may increase your risk for tendon problems, including tendon rupture. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking Decadron with a fluoroquinolone and make sure to contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience tendon or joint pain or tenderness while taking these medications.